Board of Directors & Staff

Dynamic, responsible leadership starts at the top, and The Literacy Council of Sarasota (LCS) is fortunate to have a strong Board of Directors whose role is to provide oversight, strategic guidance, and policy direction to sustain the organization’s mission. LCS’ Board of Directors is a cohesive team of professionals who volunteer their time and efforts on a monthly basis.

Vicente Medina, Director Insurance Executive

Vicente Medina, President
Insurance Executive, Vice-President Producer, Risk Strategies Company

Elizabeth DiMartino, Vice President, Director of Admissions, Sarasota Christian School

Elizabeth DiMartino, Vice President
Director of Admissions, Sarasota Christian School

Ashley Salter, CPA, Treasurer

Ashley Salter, CPA, Treasurer
CPA, Manager, Kerkering Barberio & Co.


Jane Govoni, Ph.D., Director

Jane Govoni, Ph.D.,
ESOL Coordinator/Spanish Instructor, USFSM



Carol J. Darling, Director, Past President Retired School Administrator

Carol J. Darling, Ph.D., Director,
Past President 
Retired School Administrator

Linda T. Jones, Ph.D. Retired School District, State Department and University Administrator

Linda T. Jones, Ph.D., Director
Retired School District, State Dept. and Univ. Administrator




Nada Vanous, Director

Consultant and former System Vice President, Catholic Health Initiatives



Tom Melville, Executive Director

Tom Melville,
Executive Director

Susan Bergstrom, Program Director

Susan Bergstrom,

staff-sandra-beltranSandra Beltran,
Program Assistant